In December 2017 I returned to Namibia for the third time to review the best safari lodges on behalf of The Daily Telegraph. Over the course of two weeks I drove over 2,000 miles between isolated lodges, concentrating on Damaraland and Etosha National Park.
Damaraland Camp, by Wilderness Safaris, was certainly one of my favourites.
Come here for peace and isolation under huge blue skies, beside the auburn basalt peaks of the Etendeka Mountains. Damaraland Camp feels as far removed from hustle and bustle as geographically possible and guests are odds-on to spot desert-adapted elephants.
If you’ve travelled this far, and you’re willing to pay good money for the privilege, then you’re not here to just chill out by the pool, are you? The reason most people come here is for the game drives, and this is one of three Wilderness camps where you can get within inches of desert elephants.
Unlike at nearby !Doro Nawas, drives depart at dawn rather than dusk, and the camp’s close proximity to the herd results in an almost 100 per cent hit rate in seeing them. The front-of-house staff are extremely friendly and they all have wonderful singing voices.
You can read the full review here.
December 20, 2017